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Saturday, July 31, 2021
produced by Shu Bartholomew, "On The
Commons" is a weekly radio show
dedicated to discussing the many issues
surrounding mandatory homeowner
associations, the fastest growing form of
residential housing in the nation.
This Week's Show
The tragedy of the
Champlain Tower collapse in Florida has the rest of the
country, and perhaps the world, scratching their heads
wondering why an otherwise seemingly well built building
would all of a sudden just collapse in the middle of the
night? What happened to cause the building to crumple,
burying many of the owners and residents in the rubble?
How do we prevent something like this from happening
again if we don't know what caused it? There are as many
thoughts and ideas as to the cause but nothing concrete
yet. Was it as some people speculate rusted out metal
rebars? Did the salt water have anything to do with it?
Could the concrete have been too thin? Was it the proper
consistency? And the all time favorite, the owners
failed to have sufficient reserves? I suppose there are
loads of reasons why the building could have failed so
dramatically but that is not helping us prevent it from
ever happening again. So barring a conclusive reason for
the failure of the structure we turpentined our
attention to the things we need to improve on in order
to catch any flaws during the construction phase of a
building. This is where the local governments need to
step in and stop whining.
Jan Bergemann joins us "On the Commons".
Jan is the founder and president of the Florida based "Cyber
Citizens for Justice". Jan is always generous with
his time and his in-depth knowledge of what goes on
behind the scenes in Florida. Today is no exception. His
insider knowledge helped explain a lot of mysteries. We
still have no conclusive evidence but the Federal
government is sending money and the manpower to dig a
little deeper into the tragedy. Finally our tax dollars
may be doing some good instead of simply being wasted.
Here is hoping we get some solid answers and can make
sure there will never be a repeat performance.
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